Lago Maggiore (Lake Maggiore) is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Northern Italy. It is located in the Piemont region bordering the Swiss Canton of Ticino. Cannobio, Luino and Premeno are among the most well-known towns near the lake. The Lago Maggiore region is diverse: you can spend your holiday at the beach but also visit the small towns and mountain villages of the area – far away from the tourist hotspots. Our holiday homes and villas all around Lago Maggiore offer space for families and travel groups of 6 to 18 people. Spaciousness and seclusion define our holiday homes at Lago Maggiore with a private pool, green outdoor facilities and modern rooms.
Our holiday homes at the Lago Maggiore are located in close proximity to the lake and the beach is within walking distance. All of the homes offer a splendid view of the lake, so you can enjoy a marvellous sunset with Italian wine and other regional treats. Our luxurious holiday villas at the Lago Maggiore are spread around Baveno, Premeno and Cannero Riviero, all west of Lago Maggiore. They offer an impressive view of the vast lake as well as many different leisure activities. For example, spend your day at the beach, take a trip to one of the small villages or go hiking and take in the gorgeous scenery. Of course, you can also spend the day at the pool and in the gardens of your lovely holiday villa.
Furthermore, near the Swiss side of the lake you can find the Brissago Islands – a captivating destination for a trip. On the larger Island San Pancrazio you can find a botanic garden with over 1,600 different plant varieties, many of which are from subtropical countries. You can reach the plant paradise through Porte Ronco, Brissago or Ascoma via a shuttle boat.
Holiday home in Premeno near Val Grande
You can rent a holiday home in the beautiful mountain village Premeno near Lago Maggiore. The small village offers a spectacular view of the lake and a picturesque mountain landscape. Thus, Premeno is a perfect starting point for hiking trips. You can explore green hills near the lake. Your holiday home in Premeno is secluded in an idyllic area and will help you relax. In addition, the Val Grande National Park is located not far from the village. With a total area of over 15,000 hectares, it is the biggest wildlife reserve in the Alpine region. You can admire splendid chestnut and beechwood forest. Smaller tours are indicated through boards. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, you can partake in larger tours with a hiking guide, and even sleep in small mountain lodges. You can reach the national park conveniently from our holiday homes at the Lago Maggiore, and experience Italian nature from a different side.
Holiday villa with pool at the Lago Maggiore
The lake is right on your doorstep when you rent one of our holiday villas at the Lago Maggiore. Since the lake is a tourist hotspot, it is not always possible to relax in peace. Therefore, all of our holiday homes and villas at the Lago Maggiore are equipped with their own pool. That way, you can conveniently refresh yourself in hot weather, in the midst of your peaceful garden, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Some of our holiday homes even offer a fantastic view of the lake right from the pool.
Holiday villa close to the city at the Lago Maggiore
You can find explore gorgeous little villages all around the Lago Maggiore. The town of Luino, south of the lake, presents itself in a fabulous art nouveau style. The west bank, with Locarno and Stresa, offers many sights, which is why Luino is still more unexplored and untouched by tourism. Nevertheless, due to its impressive architecture, Luino is certainly worth a visit. From our holiday homes at the Lago Maggiore, you can reach the little town by car. The marketplace invites you to try the specialities of the town and you can enjoy a fascinating sunset view of the impressive mountain landscape.
On the opposite side of the Lago Maggiore, the town Cannobio is located. The well-known promenade of Cannobio lies right by the water and is a perfect place to just stroll around. The beach and the medieval town centre are further highlights. While the town of Cannobio can be reached by car from Locarno, the historic district of the town can only be reached by foot.
Enjoy your holiday at the Lago Maggiore in one of our lovely holiday homes near the city, and explore the areas surrounding the lake.
Discover Lago Maggiore
One of the largest lakes in Europe, Lago Maggiore is both Italian and Swiss. Its mild climate may have played a part in its original name. The luxuriant vegetation growing on its shores includes large bushes of verbena, which inspired people in medieval times to call the lake "Verbano". In the words of Stendhal: "if you had a heart and a shirt, you would sell your shirt and visit Lago Maggiore"...
Find out more about what the lake has to offer!
Stresa – flamboyant hotels, baroque style
Stresa, a popular holiday destination since the Simplon rail tunnel was opened, has retained its grandeur. The flamboyant hotels in baroque style are located along the lake, with the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées being the most magnificent. Ernest Hemingway stayed there while recovering from shrapnel wounds, and the hotel is mentioned in his book “A Farewell to Arms”. Stresa is an excellent starting point for an excursion to the Mottarone Mountain or the Borromeo Islands. The town also has its own biscuit brand, the Margheritine di Stresa, named after Margherita of Savoy.
The Borromeo Islands
The Borromeo Islands comprise Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori - the only one inhabited - and Isola Bella. The work of Charles Borromeo the 3rd, the Palace and its gardens are an amazing creation. It is a magical world filled with a profusion of palm trees and plants, a water theatre built on three levels, fountains, statues of gods and satyrs and decorations made of numerous shells and pebbles. Not to be missed.
Outdoor activities at the Lago Maggiore
Lagoni di Mercurago, a park not far from Arona, with animals and small lakes
Mottarone Moutain, accessible by cable car from Stresa or by car, with fabulous views over Lago Maggiore and the Alps, and an amusement park at the top, Alpyland.
Santa Anna Gorge, at the end of the Cannobino River, offers rafting and kayaking.
Lago Maggiore also has a zipline with spectacular sceneries.
Visit villas and castles near Lago Maggiore
Villa Taranto, located in Verbania, has beautiful botanical gardens.
Villa Pallovicino Park has both a botanical and a zoological garden.
Rocca di Arona, an old fortress, is now a public park.
Rocca d'Angera has a collection of over 300 frescoes and paintings in its Sala delle Maioliche, and a Museum of Dolls and Toys.
Lago di Orta
Friedrich Nietzsche, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning all described the beauty of the Lago di Orta, a lake close to Lago Maggiore. It is one of the best kept secrets of the region... It is said that its only island, Isola San Giulio, was once the lair of dragons. The large Benedictine monastery is close to the Piazza Motta, the main square on the water, and there is a 12-century Romanesque basilica. The relics of Saint Julius of Novara, who gave its name to the island, are kept in the crypt.